Billie Eilish will become the youngest ever solo headliner of Glastonbury festival with a Friday night set at the Pyramid Stage in 2022. She is the first headliner to be confirmed for next year’s fest, following two years of Covid-related cancellations. (Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, and Paul McCartney had been set to headline the 2020 festival.) “This feels like the perfect way for us to return and I cannot wait!” organizer Emily Eavis tweeted.
Despite its consecutive cancellations, Glastonbury held a virtual festival this year featuring Coldplay and the debut performance by the Smile, Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood’s project with Sons Of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner.
Eilish, gearing up to tour behind Happier Than Ever, used her headline set at Austin City Limits on Saturday to rally against Texas’ restrictive abortion law. “When they made that shit a law, I almost didn’t want to do the show because I wanted to punish this fuckin’ place for allowing that to happen here,” she said. “But then I remembered that it’s you guys that are the fuckin’ victims, and you deserve everything in the world. And we need to tell them to shut the fuck up. My body, my fucking choice!” She teased her Glastonbury performance later in the weekend on her Instagram Story.